Lingfield Park

  • 14:50 Weatherbys Bank Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places) (A/W - Standard)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.16s
  • Off time: 14:51:28
14:50 Lingfield Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberally (IRE) 2/1
2nd Title Role 10/1
3rd Politeia (USA) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 7-06122 Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Houri (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
3 9-7 p R M Beckett A Kirby 75 6/17.00
2 (2) 021-83 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Ballora (FR) 15
3 9-7 S Kirk W Buick 75 8/19.00
3 (6) 77261 Neon Pink, Green diabolo, striped sleeves, Pink cap, Green visor Liberally (IRE) 11 (ex6)
3 9-7 B J Meehan E Ahern 76 2/13.00
4 (9) 901-6 Black and White check, Pink sleeves and cap Desert Thistle (IRE) 15
3 9-5 H J L Dunlop I Mongan 73 20/121.00
5 (7) 140386 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Title Role 35
Distance Winner
3 9-4 P F I Cole J Fortune 72 10/111.00
6 (13) 56-3254 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Flam 29
3 9-4 J R Fanshawe Jim Crowley 72 14/115.00
7 (1) 94058 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Drum Major (IRE) 21
3 9-3 b1 G L Moore G Baker 71 16/117.00
8 (12) 439430 Yellow, Purple cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Clovis 15
3 9-2 b N P Mulholland S W Kelly 70 33/134.00
9 (4) 8-08144 Dark Blue, large Light Blue spots, Light Blue cap Stage Acclaim (IRE) 21
Course Winner
3 9-2 p B R Millman J Millman (3)(ex1) 70 16/117.00
10 (5) 09-2654 Pink and Dark Blue (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves and cap Politeia (USA) 29
3 9-1 v1 R Hannon R Hughes 69 7/18.00
11 (8) 06-05 LIGHT GREEN, PURPLE hoops, LIGHT GREEN sleeves Eseej (USA) 13
3 9-0 P W Hiatt Darren Williams 68 80/181.00
12 (10) 474982 Grey, Maroon seams, quartered cap Seventh Hill 15
3 8-11 M Blanshard S J Drowne 65 14/115.00
13 (11) 0-0793 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap Harting Hill 22
3 8-2 M P Tregoning M Dwyer (ex1) 55 16/117.00


LIBERALLY rates the one to beat following her win at Bath, Houri looks sure to be involved but we're going to put Politeia forwards. Richard Hannon's filly hasn't really gone on from a promising reappearance but that was the only time that she has been partnered by Richard Hughes and we're hoping that his return to the saddle, coupled with the fitting of a visor, can bring about a return to form. She has been making late headway in recent contests without ever threatening the principals but it does suggest that all may not yet be lost. Houri has posted some consistent efforts but the handicapper has seen fit to raise her by another 2lbs which makes her chance of gaining a second career success all that harder. She's vulnerable to progressive rivals and Liberally fits that bill having hacked up last time. The ground is likely to be quicker here and she has an extra quarter of a mile to travel but is related to a mile and a half winner as well as Guineas heroine Speciosa. Ballora, Drum Major, Desert Thistle and Flam are all others that flitted across our radar but Politeia is the one selected to hit the target. (Ian Ogg)